Reprogramming the Art Museum – Curatorial & Education Strategies for the 21st Century

This symposium will provide a forum to debate new models of program and audience development for the 21st century at two critical points: program generation and delivery and to explore the implications of these ideas on contemporary art practice.

All presenters, (international and local), have been invited to respond to the following broad themes:

  • The evolving role of the contemporary art museum in the construction and distribution of knowledge.
  • The civic role of the contemporary art museum in the community.
  • Engagement through audience responsive exhibitions and programming

Keynote addresses:

  • Adam Lerner, Director, MCA Denver.
  • Justine McLisky Head of Young People, National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • Lawrence Rinder, Director, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, University of California Berkeley
  • Dominic Willsdon, Leanne & George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SFMOMA, San Francisco.

Date: Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Venue: The Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Cost: Symposium Participant $130, Symposium PG Student $90, Symposium Workshop 1, 2, 3 = $85 each*
* Please note: Workshops will run concurrently and are available to registered participants of the Symposium only.

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